We all come to those points in our lives where we can’t quite figure out where to head to next on our great big adventure. Often times this happens when we get too comfortable with our current situations and surroundings. Why head anywhere when here is pretty okay?

Well. Because…


You often hear stories of tech billionaires sitting down to code their first video games at the age of 3 only to launch their first big business venture sometime in middle school. …


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The last server shuts down and the final email newsletter is sent to your entire mailing list letting them know that they’ve been great but that things aren’t going to work out. That it isn’t them, that it’s you. …


This story has to begin with the people that came before me. My parents. Both of my parents were born in the tiny country of El Salvador in the early 1960’s during a time of relative societal calm. At least, in the parts of the country where they lived it…


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Everyone at some point will become dissatisfied with their current jobs and careers, no matter how amazing those jobs were initially. The novelty of landing the job of your dreams begins to trickle away as soon as you sign on the dotted line. …


The typical answer to the question of “how do I become better at ‘x’?” is more often than not a blank statement that sounds good, but that doesn’t really give you any direct instructions.

For example, you want to become a senior programmer? Well then, buckle down and show up…


If there is one industry currently in our society that is continuing to grow regardless of circumstance, it is the tech industry. Pretty much everyone these days owns at a minimum one computing device, a smartphone. …


5. Consider a lower salary

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The first job in any field is undoubtedly the most difficult one that you are going to get. There’s that weird paradox that most companies live by in which you need some level of experience in order to get the job, but you need the job first in order to…


A common theme in self-help books and business courses is the “magic of saying no” to anything that isn’t of interest to you. …


There’s a good chance that if you were to start a company right now, that your business partners would be your closest and most trustworthy friends. And there’s also a good chance that your business might not might make it for the long haul and that it might leave behind…

Walter Guevara

Sr. Programmer. Coding blogger. Former startup CTO. Los Angeles native. Future sci-fi author. www.thatsoftwaredude.com

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